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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Ministerial delegations to support New Zealand’s primary sector

New Zealand’s Government has announced ministerial delegations to support key areas across the Primary sector to deliver for New Zealand’s food and fibre sector, Agriculture Minister Todd McClay announced. Sources: Timberbiz, RNZ “I will be supported in my roles as Minister of Agricul
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Major rebranding for Big River Group

Big River Group, a leading supplier of building materials and panels across ANZ, has announced a strategic rebranding initiative aimed at fortifying its market position. Source: Timberbiz John Lorente, CEO of Big River Group, said the rebranding is a proactive step to streamline opera
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Aurecon a principal partner for ARC

Aurecon has committed $200,000 in funding and in-kind support as a Principal Partner of the $16.5 million ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub to Advance Timber for Australia’s Future Built Environment, administered by the University of Queensland. Source: Timberbiz The aim of t
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Salvage report on Black Summer fires reveals effective collaboration

  Effective collaboration across the timber industry and learning the lessons from past fire salvage efforts have been highlighted as key factors underpinning the success of the record salvage program in the Tumut and Tumbarumba regions following the Black Summer fires in a repor
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Tree Canada app to track your carbon footprint

Canadians worried about their carbon footprint now have access to a new app that tracks and helps reduce how much carbon dioxide they emit as they go about their day. Source: Coast Reporter Developed by a Canadian tech company for the national non-profit Tree Canada, the free “Carbon
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John Mullinder: Deforestation in Canada and other fake news

As the author of a book on deforestation in Canada, I feel I have some qualification to comment on recent claims made by an alliance of environmental groups that the (Canadian) federal government is “spinning” the truth on the subject. Unfortunately, there is widespread public (and me
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Year of the Wooden Dragon

The Wood Dragon year comes once every 60 years in the Chinese zodiac. The dragon is associated with incredible strength, positive transformation, and challenges. And, the element wood, symbolises creativity and adaptability. Source: Timberbiz The Chinese zodiac is a 12-year cycle that
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NZ’s largest timber office building taking shape

New Zealand’s largest modern timber office building is taking shape in the heart of Tauranga’s CBD as the region undergoes a desperately needed transformation. Source: 1News The building situated at 90 Devonport Rd will be eight storeys once completed and will be leased by
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The battle continues for the Greater Glider’s welfare

Mick Harrington, Executive Officer of Forest and Wood Communities Australia (FWCA) says the battle between unhinged and ill-informed false conservation and responsible forestry has reached a critical juncture, with recent events exposing many group’s attempts to undermine an ind
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